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Anna Egalite

Associate Professor

Poe Hall 608E

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Anna J. Egalite is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Arkansas, a masters in elementary education from the University of Notre Dame, and a bachelors in elementary education and history from St. Patrick’s College in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. From 2022-2024, she is serving as a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In fall 2017, she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Duke University. Her research focuses on the evaluation of education policies and programs intended to close racial and economic achievement gaps. Her studies have examined school choice policy, school size, the influence of family background on intergenerational economic mobility, and the diversification of the educator labor force. In 2015, she was the recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s Michael Pressley Award for a Promising Scholar in the Education Field and in 2017, the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas awarded her the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on grants totalling over six million dollars. Egalite’s scholarly articles have appeared in the journals Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Her research has been featured in a number of mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, and The Atlantic.


Ph.D. Education Policy University of Arkansas 2014

M.Ed. Elementary Education University of Notre Dame 2010

B.Ed. Elementary Education St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland 2006